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A Conversation with Designer Tom Dixon

Last week I had a chance to sit down with Tom Dixon in San Francisco. He was talking at Arkitektura as part of a vision set out by Arkitektura Assembly to create a community around design in San Francisco. Tom looked dashing—and very British—in a perfectly yellow sweater and a quirky tailored wool suit. Tom's year is off to a strong start—he was recently awarded Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet 2014, he is working on a 350-room hotel in London, and he has just published a comprehensive book on his own work called Dixonary (Violette Editions, 2013). But most of all, Dixon seems quite focused on creating a singular vision for his brand through lighting, furniture, and, increasingly, accessories. In his presentation, Tom discussed his frustration with Chinese manufacturers, knock-offs, and his belief that computer-aided manufacturing may eventually outsmart this blight on the industry.
March 3, 2014
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Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.
February 11, 2014
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7 Unique Expert Perspectives on Design

One of our greatest privileges at Dwell is discussing architecture and design with some of the most creative and innovative people in the world, here is a sampling of their thoughts on design.
January 21, 2014
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Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.
January 19, 2014
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Video: The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, creates full-scale masterpieces pixel by pixel using Microsoft Paint. This video by our friend Josh Bogdan, shares his story.
July 24, 2013
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Women to Know in Design Part Five

Our fifth installment of women to know in design focuses on the up-and-coming designers you need to know now, and five years from now. Check out Part One, Two, Three, and Four here.
July 9, 2013
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6 Fascinating Dwell Profiles

From legendary architectural photographers to today's brightest design stars, peruse some great profiles from Dwell issues past.
July 8, 2013

Women to Know in Design Part Four

Ceramics, play structures, and textiles, and more are generated by this group of fun-loving designers. Check out Part One, Part Two, and Part Three here.
July 5, 2013
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Women to Know in Design Part Three

We continue our collection of women to know in design with Pakistan’s first female architect and other amazing designers. Check out Part One and Part Two here.
July 3, 2013